Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units


Catwick Auxiliary Unit Patrol

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Research into this patrol and its training is ongoing. The information below is published from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means CART researchers have not found it yet.

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Group 5 Consisted of Bewholme, Catwick, Skirlaugh, Aldbrough and Hornsea Patrols.

The Southern Area Group consisted of 17 Patrols forming five Groups (No’s 5 – 9). The Area Group Commander was Captain Walter Kitching JCIP/60/1 DOB 07/08/1897 who was the Steward at the Grimston Estate. He was also Group Commander of No 5 Group. His assistant Area Group Commander was Captain Carrington JBAG/65/4 DOB 03/12/1899 and was a Leather Sales Manager with a Beverley Tannery. Captain Carrington was also Group Commander of No 7 Group. The group Sgt Clerk was Sgt Robert Greenwell Hugill JCIS/25/3 DOB 23/02/1916 an Engineer from Seaton.

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Sgt Gordon Thomas Speed       JCIC/86/3 Farmer 30/11/1919
Cpl John Edmund Simpson Richardson JCIC/13/3 Farmer 08/12/1917
Pte George Arthur Hill JCIC/15/1 Farmer 04/01/1908
Pte Kenneth Newton YJBK/1135254 Farm Worker 12/08/1913
Pte John C Hodgson JCIF/10/3 Farmer 01/07/1914
Pte Harry Thompson JCID/58/3  Farmer   16/02/1922 

Destroyed after the war.

RAF Catfoss Airfield earlier used as a Fighter base for protection of Yorkshire, then moved to a Coastal Command Base. A key airfield as Large Bombers could land here.

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Nominal Rolls at the National Archive.